Learning in Quarantine Situations

  • Our top priority is to provide in-person instruction five days a week, as outlined in our Continuity of Learning Fall Reopening Playbook 6.0. Some students will need instructional support if they are not able to attend class because they are quarantined. ACPS will utilize live streaming for students who need to quarantine. Livestreaming allows students to view their teacher providing instruction in the physical classroom in real-time. Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining, check Canvas for daily assignments (or the Clever Teacher Page for K–1), and attend office hours:

    • The teacher will only be broadcasting the live stream to quarantined students.
    • The teacher will not be interacting with students who are live streaming the class.
    • During teacher office hours, quarantined students will have an opportunity to interact with their teacher and ask questions.
    • Additional support Zoom sessions will be provided, as needed.

    The guidance below describes some possible scenarios for students in quarantine. For each of these scenarios, teachers need to dedicate some instructional time to familiarize students with the specific devices and applications they will be using (e.g., Clever, Canvas, etc.), whether at home or school.

    Quarantine Situation How will students learn? How will students be supported? How is attendance counted?
    Student
    • Positive case
    • Daily symptom checker indicates need to quarantine
    • Identified as a close contact by their school
    • The teacher is live streaming the class. The student needs to log in to Zoom. Students will live stream their classes and check Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) for daily assignments.
    • Students attend office hours with their teacher.
    • Teachers will make the Zoom link available in Canvas.
    • In Clever, teachers will place the link on the Clever Teacher Page.
    • Students in grades 6-12 have 24-hour access to free tutoring through Tutor.com. To access, students log in to Canvas and click “Online Tutoring” in the course menu inside of their classes.
    • Teachers will set up a Zoom meeting room for live streams. (The live stream will be recorded when a child is sick and cannot attend a session.)
    • Teachers update Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) with daily assignments and activities.
    • Teachers will establish office hours once a student(s) are quarantined.
    • During office hours, a teacher does the following with quarantining students:
      • Connects/checks in
      • Clarifies assignments
      • Answers questions
      • Provides feedback
      • Does not reteach
      • Spends 20–45 minutes with students, depending on their grade

    Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining.

    Half Classroom
    • The teacher is live streaming the class. The student needs to log in to Zoom. Students live stream their classes and check Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) for daily assignments.
    • Students attend office hours with their teacher.
    • Students in grades 6-12 have 24-hour access to free tutoring through Tutor.com. To access, students log in to Canvas and click “Online Tutoring” in the course menu inside of their classes.
    • Teachers will set up a Zoom meeting room for live streams. (The live stream will be recorded when a child is sick and cannot attend a session.)
    • Teachers will update Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) with daily assignments and activities.
    • During office hours, a teacher does the following with quarantining students:
      • Connects/checks in
      • Clarifies assignments
      • Answers questions
      • Provides feedback
      • Does not reteach
      • Spends 20-45 minutes with students, depending on their grade
      • Progress monitors grades with students
      • Clarifies current and missing assignments

    Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining.

    Full Classroom
    • The class switches to virtual instruction and checks Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) for daily assignments.
    • Students attend office hours with their teacher.
    • Students in grades 6-12 have 24-hour access to free tutoring through Tutor.com. To access, students log in to Canvas and click “Online Tutoring” in the course menu inside of their classes.
    • Teachers will set up a Zoom meeting room for virtual instruction.
    • Teachers will update Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) with daily assignments and activities.

    Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining.

    Teacher
    • Students are in class with a substitute teacher. The regular classroom teacher will be teaching the class virtually.
    • Teachers will set up a Zoom meeting room for virtual instruction. Students will have a classroom monitor.
    • Teachers will update Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) with daily assignments and activities.

    Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining.

    School
    • The school will switch to virtual instruction, and students will check Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) for daily assignments.
    • Teachers will set up a Zoom meeting room for virtual instruction.
    • Teachers will update Canvas (2-12) or the Clever Teacher Page (K-1) with daily assignments and activities.

    Students will be expected to log in to Clever/Canvas while quarantining.

    Office Hours

    During office hours, a teacher does the following with quarantining students:

    • Connects/checks in
    • Clarifies assignments
    • Answers questions
    • Provides feedback
    • Does not reteach
    • Spends 20-45 minutes with students, depending on their grade
    • Progress monitors grades with students
    • Clarifies current and missing assignments